Graduate Teaching Community

Graduate Teaching Community

Graduate Students

Learning communities promote engaged conversations about student learning and instructional effectiveness by allowing participants to exchange ideas and explore strategies in an open and supportive environment. 

Graduate Teaching Community (GTC)

Photo captured of the 2015-2016 Cohort

CEE’s Graduate Teaching Community is a collaborative, interdisciplinary group of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who come together on a weekly basis to explore effective teaching practices. Together with peers, you explore relevant issues around learning and teaching in a supportive environment, freely discussing your ideas about teaching in ways that encourage reflection and enhance teaching practice. Past GTCs have featured a variety of high-interest topics in learning and teaching, such as implementing strategies that promote active learning, encouraging participation in large classes, utilizing reflective teaching practices, and promoting effective instructor-TA interactions.  Participants have the opportunity to receive a micro-credential as a result of participating in the GTC for at least one full quarter. 

Winter 2023 Graduate Teaching Community

GTC provides a collaborative, informal space for graduate students to support each other, engage in discussion, and learn about teaching. During weekly hour-long meetings, participants have the opportunity to share their teaching practices and experiences, as well as lead and participate in discussions on a variety of teaching related topics.

In Winter 2023, GTC will discuss the book, Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, by Brown et al. It is available as an e-book through the UC Davis library.

Weekly Meeting Time:          Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 pm

First Meeting:                         Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Location:                                 Participants can attend via Zoom or in person at the Grove, Room 1360.

Registration:                           Register by completing this form.

Facilitators:                             Ian Lim ( and Jeff Nichols (


The Graduate Teaching Community Micro-Credential

A micro-credential is available to participants who fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Attend a specified number of sessions
  2. Work individually or with a group to facilitate one of the sessions
  3. Submit a single written reflection on the teaching topics presented 

For more information about the Graduate Teaching Community, please contact CEE.